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Bacteremic Pneumonia Due to Multidrug-Resistant Pneumococci in 3 Patients Treated Unsuccessfully with Azithromycin and Successfully with Levofloxacin

Charles Fogarty, Raul Goldschmidt and Karen Bush

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 2, pages 613-615
Published in print August 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313976
Bacteremic Pneumonia Due to Multidrug-Resistant Pneumococci in 3 Patients Treated Unsuccessfully with Azithromycin and Successfully with Levofloxacin

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Three patients with bacteremic pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae were treated unsuccessfully with azithromycin. One S. pneumoniae isolate carried a mef determinant for an efflux pump; a second isolate had an erm determinant. All 3 patients were successfully treated with levofloxacin, an antipneumococcal fluoroquinolone.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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